Madge Irene CONNOR
Also known as: née McCarthy
Born: 14 November 1874
Died: 12 October 1952Special Achievements:
1917: First female police agent in Victoria.
As early as 1920, led deputations to Chief Secretary about increasing wages for women in the police force. Her lobbying meant that equal pay for Victorian policewomen was achieved in 1924, 50 years before women in other occupations in Australia.Additional Information:
Received many commendations for her work.
"By the time she retired, however, Madge had eight recorded variations of her name and four dates of birth."
Image - Madge Irene Connor
Description: Madge Irene Connor (1874–1952), first female police officer in Australia. Date: 1899 Source: Museum Victoria Collections Author: Unknown author Licensing: This image is of Australian origin and is now in the public domain because its term of copyright has expired.
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PPWPA [brochure]. (n.d.) Sandringham, Victoria: Past and Present Women Police Association (PPWPA).